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I am currently looking at whether it is more important to have extensive
experience in the field, versus strong teaching skills and teaching
In my school we only hire 'working professionals', and I am often amazed
at how a great portfolio doesn't mean the person can be a good teacher.
My concern is trying to train these 'professionals' the neccessary
skills to function in a classroom.
I would be interested in any comments.
On Tue, 12 Aug 1997
> I have a question I would like to place before this distinguished group.
> In your opinion should art teachers be practicing artists? Yes or no? Why or
> why not?
> Reatha Wilkins
> Carolina Forest High School
> Myrtle Beach, SC
Amy L Pate